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posting secular views online. and taking on bollywood, pakistani film producers take their case to court. ♪ the syrian army and itsal lyes have launched an of fennive in the countryside south of aleppo. it is the biggest government operation since a partial ceasefire came into effect in late february. the fighting threatens to completely derail the agreement which has reduced overall levels of violence in syria. the social envoy today announcing new talks to end the clon fikt have been pushed back by two days to next wednesday. in the north of the aleppo countryside, rebel fighters have launched an offensive on in one town. they faced fierce fighting
against isil. isil says it was also shelled by turkey. well the battlefield in syria is a crowded one, complicated further still because of fractioned opposition groups and foreign intervention. despite a partial ceasefire there is still violence on the ground. government forces and its allies are attacking rebel groups in aleppo. along with the russian forces, they have also managed to retake the important area of palmyra from isil. but isil still maintains control of large parts of deir ez-zor province. it is mostly rubbles being held ho hostages in charge. the halt in some of the fighting has allowed people to come out on the streets once again, and in some cases protest against groups like nusra. the government maintains control
of the capitol. and both of president bashar al-assad's home region. the chairman says he is disappointed by a lack of access to aid because of blockages by government-backed forces, but he says he hopes there will be progress soon. >> april was supposed to be our best month. it's not looking so. so far. i am disappointed and disheartened on what we achieved over the last week. we have a new procedure now, saying that after seven days, we should get a permission to go to a place, and then another three days, we should have the clearance, final clearance to actually go.
>> that's the latest. joining us now on skype is the communications coordinator for the international committee of the red cross in syria. which particular areas are we talking about here? >> sorry, please come again. >> reporter: which areas are we discussing here? >> today i was told that you want to speak about general deliveries of aid in different parts of the country, so we can -- we can talk about difficulty to access. we can talk about besieged areas. >> understood, which areas are affected and which areas are you trying to get to? >> today our team was out through aleppo, visiting the
villages which had been besieged in the past for over three years. yesterday our team was north -- west of aleppo to deliver food for 30,000 families. last week our team stood operations across eastern aleppo, of course people living in those areas have huge needs and we want to reach them all. >> if you are getting to specific locations that have been besieged for three years, that is obviously very good news. which areas or regions, towns, or villages are you not able to get to? >> in the past one month, we have been able to access between almost over half a dozen besieged areas. but what the international red cross has always asked for is regular access to all areas, and that should not be conditional to any cessation of h his -- hostilities.
so depending where the needs are, depending where the aid deliveries have not been recurrent in the past or because of hostilities, we would like to go. it could be areas? rural damascus, and [ inaudible ]. i mean close to 20 areas in syria are today considered as besieged or hard to access. we're talking about half a million people living in those areas with an additional 4 million living in difficult to access areas. town as big as deir ez-zor are besieged. and we would like to reach the areas there. the civilian population have greater needs. >> but you have had to accept preconditions surely almost by definition. when the aid started going in seven, eight weeks ago, the reality was that you were only being allowed into very specific
areas, because the damascus government had achieved what it wanted to achieve. >> well, first of all, the international red cross does not do cross-border operations -- >> yes, but in general, across the border, i'm just talking about the aid operation. the aid operation kicked off, and it was allowed access to the besieged areas because the damascus government had achieved it goals. that has changed now. >> [ inaudible ] has always asked for access regardless of any preconditions. what we are interested in is reaching out to as many people as we can. we are a humanitarian actor, our interest is to serve the population, and whether one party wants to use it for a political end, that is not the international red cross's concern, our focus is on the
humanitarian needs of the population. >> thank you so much for joining us here. the iraqi army says it has begun phase ii of its offensive against isil. it had launched an operation in a contested village south of mosul. thousands of people in the iraqi city of fallujah are facing familiar fin. human rights watch say they haven't been able to get aid into the city since the government recaptured ramadi from isil. the deputy special representative of the u.n. assistance mission for iraq, and she says up to 50,000 people are trapped in fallujah. >> we're deeply worried about the situation in fallujah, based on information provided to us by key informants, we understand that humanitarian conditions have deteriorated dramatically
in the last three months. of course the people have been under isil control for nearly two years now, and we understand that they have been struggling that whole period, but it's been in the last three months that conditions have plummeted. according to reports that we have from key informants, there are very few medicines in the town. there haven't been resupplies of food probably in the last two to three months. families are in stage 2 and stage 3 of negative coping mechanisms. this is when they cut back on the amount of calories that they take, they cut back on the number of meals that they are taking. we're very worried. we're worried if people aren't able to leave fallujah, we could be facing a catastrophe in that city. the taliban says it will negotiate with the u.s. and other western nations.
it will also better coordinate and organize it's armed force. let's take you to jennifer gloss who joins us on the phone from kabul. >> reporter: peter it sounds like a very big turn-around by the taliban who have always said they would not negotiate until all western forces have left afghanistan. this is a letter who is a key member in the new taliban leadership. he had been a key member here in afghanistan until 2001. now first it all, it -- it shows that they are saying that they are willing to talk to the united states. the letter says that it is a system to, quote, end the occupation, and establish the islamic system in afghanistan. but it does seem to represent a big turn around by the taliban who previously said they wouldn't engage in talks. we thought there was going to be
another round of peace talks last month, and then we heard that they had heard nothing of the talks. so this seems to be a step forward towards negotiations and a huge turn around. we don't know whether others have endorsed this letter, but the man who wrote the letter has expressed his support and is in line with this movement. >> why now? >> reporter: there has been a lot of pressure and behind the scenes talks. the afghan government says it has been trying to work -- we saw another turn around by a former leader also saying that a u.s. withdraw, a nato withdraw from afghanistan wouldn't be contingent on talks. perhaps ahead of the afghan spring fighting season, they want to open the window for talks. we expected the tell ban to anoups the beginning of the spring fighting season. but last year the taliban
inflicted heavy casualties on the afghan security forces of 5,500 dead, and 14,000 injured just last year, so it was a very fierce fighting season on both sides. so perhaps that factor is what might be what this turn around is about. >> jennifer, thanks very much. now to the tensionings when armenia, and azerbaijan. despite a ceasefire there are accusations that the fighting continues. azerbaijan's army says armenian-backed forces violated the truce 119 times in the last 24 hours. this week the area saw the most intense fighting in 20 years. robin forestier-walker reports on the aftermath of four days of fighting. >> reporter: the road into the last armenian-controlled village is littered with the signs of
war, military and civilian. this man, who didn't want to be named said rockets and shells started raining down on saturday and on his home. when the fighting started the family managed to escape before their house was destroyed. this is where the children slept. families on both sides of the front lines, armenian, and azerbaijan have had to for years endure shootouts, but never as bad as this. the technology of war has changed too. a drone struck this van with a rocket. its drive says his brother had a miraculous escape. >> translator: over here is where the bomb hit, and over here is where the car ended up. >> reporter: this is another survivor, but the 80 year old doesn't consider himself lucky. he says his home has been hit twice now. back in the '90s and this past
weekend. the guns point in the direction of azerbaijan, while we were there, they were silent. the forces are, we're told, under orders to hold fire. for some of those who live here, waiting for the ceasefire to hold is not an option. it simply doesn't feel safe for them anymore. robin forestier-walker, al jazeera. rory challands joys us live now. what has been said about this conflict where you are? >> reporter: well, there was a press conference this afternoon after a meeting between the foreign ministers and russia and iran. in that press conference, the azerbaijani foreign minister said the status quo was unsustainable and uneffectible. they want leverage to be put on
the armenians to get them to leave azerbaijani territory. the country that is the best place to do that is russia. despite some fairly intense diplomacy, that the russians have put in over the last few days to try to calm the situation down, diplomacy which has been hailed by both sides here, at the moment the russians don't seem able or willing to get the armenians to do what the azerbaijanis want. i think ultimately for there to be a comprehensive settlement, all of the sides here azerbaijan, armeniarmenia, havet aside years and years of bad blood. and we don't seem to be at the point of come pro ♪ yet, i don't think. >> without the russian leverage
being applied is it your sense you are there at the other end of where robin was reporting. but is it your sense that these ugly sporadic flaming ups of the conflict will carry on? >> reporter: well that is certainly what the azerbaijanis said was likely to happen without a comprehensive settlement, violence as the foreign minister said was likely to flair up again and again and again. we were taking down to the front lines by the azerbaijan foreign ministry yesterday, and they showed us really what they wanted us to see. they showed us the heights that they say they have taken back from the armenian military after the armenian military shelled azerbaijani positions. and they showed us villages which have been hit in the
recent violence. the impression i got was how much bitterness there is within the azerbaijani communities near the line of conflict. it is a situation they have had to live with for many, many years. tit-for-tat violence that was low-key until the last few days, but it's constant, and they have dealt with it for so long, it is so much a fabric of their lives that it's a real festering sore in this part of the south. it will take many years to get over that kind of bitterness and recentment. >> rory, thanks very much. plenty more ground still to cover here for you. dutch voters saying no to a e.u. ukraine deal getting a boost to the skeptics across europe. also meet the philippine's presidential candidate who is vowing to take on a major superpower. and we'll hear from the
football manager hoping to upset his former employers. andy is here with that story in about 30ing minutes. ♪ hundreds of bangladeshi students have protested against the killing of a liberal blogger in the capitol. the law student expressed secular views on line was hacked with machetes by four man and then shot. it is the latest in a series of killings of secular bloggers and activists. our correspondent is there. >> reporter: we know he was intercepted in old dhaka by a motorcycle, a couple of them, i guess, on a motorcycle, and first they hit him with machete then what we know from the details now that they got down and shot him to make sure he was dead. and the stores all around shut their doors because they were
scared. the police are yet to confirm the full detail on the incident. but he is the seventh blogger to be killed. the most famous one was an american bangladeshi blogger. and that case to this case hasn't been resolved. and there's severe criticism against the government to not really crackdown on the people behind these killings. yesterday he wrote in his facebook that he was concerned for the safety and law and order in bangladesh, and this morning around 8:30 local time, he was attacked and killed. so it is quite a great concern. government promising that they will resolve all of this, but there's a lack of inertia. there's a new proactive movement from the government's side to
resolve these cases. south sudan's opposition leader says he will turn to the capitol. he left in 2015 when fighting broke out. both sides agreed in january to share positions in a transitional government with kia reappointing him as vice president. belgian police have released new security footage of the suspect wanted in connection with the events at the airport, the bombing on march 22nd. he was originally seen with two of the suicide bombers at the airport before the explosion. police have issued a new appeal for information to track him down. 32 people were killed in the isil-claimed attacks on the airport and a city metro station. one of libya's rival administrationings appears to have reversed a decision to step down. the u-turn was announced hours
after the initial statement. so who is in charge today? here is gerald tan. >> reporter: since the fall of gadhafi in libya, various leaders have tried to take control. a coalition is headed by this man and includes powerful militias. he threatened to prosecute any of his ministers who support the new u.n.-backed unity government. the government of national accord, created in a deal last december. the prime minister designate arrived in tripoli last week, and has moved to consolidate power by winning the backing of the central bank and oil and investment authorities. but the gna still does not have the support of the third
administration, the house of representatives, the parliament in the eastern city of tobrutob. it was recognized by the u.n. until last year. the u.n. envoy to libya says the support of the new government will be crucial. >> the house of representatives has to continue to arrange a meeting with all members of the parliament in order to endorse the government. it is very clear, the final legitimacy comes from tobruk. it comes from the parliament. >> then there's the newly formed state council, on wednesday it ale elected this man as its president. the state council is made up of former members of the gnc, the old parliament in tripoli. it was agreed that this body would serve as an upper chamber
of parliament with the government of national accord, and together they would hopefully unite libya, and end five years of conflict. two thirds of dutch voters have rejected an e.u. ukraine trade deal. the results are seen as a victory for skeptics. but ukraine's president is playing down the vote. >> this is just a consultive under the netherland's constitution, and we're waiting for the decision of the dutch government, dutch parliament, but under any circumstances, we continue to implement the association agreement with the european union, including deep and comprehensive free trade agreement, and ukraine will continue our movement to the european union. a major change to british immigration law has come into effect. workers from outside of the e.u. who have been living in the country for less than ten years will need to make at least
35,000 pounds annually. but the new measures have been criticized. >> reporter: in a pub just across the road from downing street, a party is underway. ♪ >> reporter: allison has a first class degree from the royal academy of music. she is alsoing founded a therapeutic program for refugee children, so a valuable member of society, but it's not easy to make a living playing the flute this ♪ >> reporter: and under the new rules, allison who is american will soon have to leave the u.k. >> this is my home. i shouldn't be forced to leave my own home, especially when i work so hard for it daily.
and the big problem with this visa legislation is that it's not valuing anything but income, which doesn't accurately event a person's value within society anyway. >> repter: t british government says it is taking measure, because some businesses use the easy option of employing people from overseas, rather than training up british workers. it says this won't exclude skilled migrants but will help british people get jobs and skill. immigration has become a political embarrassment for the conservative party. it has promised for years to sharply reduce the number of people coming to this country. but last year the number that came to the u.k. stood at 320,000. the government argues this puts great strain on britain's schools, hospitals, and housing, and it is under pressure to
bring the number of migrants down. but opponents of the new rules say it will hurt vital parts of the british economy. shannon, also american, is trying to drum up public support for people threatened with expulsion. >> we're here being cher ta workers, teachers, educators, entrepreneurs, and even students who are coming in the future and wanted to settle here wouldn't be allowed to unless they made 35k. >> reporter: there's no indication that the government is prepared to back down. soon some of these people will be packing their bags, convinced their departure will be britain's last. still to come here on the al jazeera news hour, brazil moves one step closer to impeaching the president. a powerful congressional
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♪ you are watching the al jazeera news hour. a reminder of the top stories. the syrian army and its allies have launched a major offensive against rebels south of aleppo. meanwhile syrian state media is reporting that 300 cement workers have been kidnapped north of damascus, by suspected isil fighters. thousands of people in the iraqi city of fallujah are facing famine. aid hasn't reached the city since the government recaptured the ramadi from isil. the -- afghan taliban now says it will negotiate with the
u.s. and other western governments. saudi arabia's king has arrived in cairo for a five-day trip. egypt hopes it will be an opportunity to boost ties with the wealthy gulf state. the president and the king are expected to discuss economic and military cooperation. here is mohamed vall. ♪ >> reporter: king's visit to egypt may help improve a relationship that has recently been strained. >> it show there is a normal relation still between saudi arabia and egypt. it is not as bad as people think. >> reporter: saudi arabia and egypt are allies when the egyptian president came to power following a coup, saudi arabia offered help.
but differences mermged after king solman came to the thrown in january last year. riyadh focused on its war in yemen, egypt saw a cracking down on armed groups as its main priority. president sisi kept ties with the houthi rebelling in yemen, and strengthened cooperation with russia, both seen by riyadh as a anti-sunni action in the region. it also took a conciliatory stance towards bashar al-assad. egypt's rivalry with saudi arabia overleadership in the arab world goes back to the middle of the previous century. in the past riyadh relied on its vast oil wealth to achieve influence. saudi arabia's campaign in yemen
is a sign of a new road. i canning salman's visit may not resolve the differences, but it's clear the two nations still see a need for consultation and perhaps solidarity. >> i think he believes in the importance of egypt and if saudi arabia will continue to go in this policy, you know, to use military force and not shy about it, he needs egypt on board. >> reporter: the visit also comes a few weeks ahead of one scheduled by barack obama to riyadh. obama has been critical of what he sees as sunni nations fag meantation and inefficiency to address extremism. by visiting egypt king salman is likely trying to show the u.s. that sunnis are united. let's stay with that story. david is a senior researcher and middle east expert of the
woodrow wilson center. why does saudi continue to pour so much money into the egyptian economy? >> well, i think in the first place, they are very worried about the stability of egypt and the survival of al-sisi, although they don't say that publicly. but if the economic conditions in egypt continue to deteriorate, there is a likelihood of another uprising and al-sisi could be in trouble. so i think they are doing everything possible not only to help him, but to get that egypt standing up economically, and it's a long, difficult struggle. >> is that why nay have slowly moved over the past, what, two or three years, from just literally cash to setting up business deals as well? because if you remove sisi from the equation, if the economic
fundamentals are made stronger, whoever follows him might survive? >> i think you are exactly right. they have moved from, you know, grants and -- and just handing out money to projects, and oil, which of course -- they can provide, because they have it, it's easy for them to do. but they are interested in investments, and they said in january that they would make available $8 billion of investment, and they didn't mention anymore cash loans, grants and so i think they are really trying to use their money now to get the economy stimulated and -- and going again. >> can they afford to do this? i mean we have been hearing an awful lot over the past six months about the oil price. they don't have as much money on tap as they used to have.
>> that's certainly true, but investments don't require immediate pouring in of $8 billion. you have to study projects. it takes years to spend that money. so it's -- it's a different form of aid over a long period, and it doesn't require saudi arabia to, you know, hand over $8 billion tomorrow. they are talking about $8 billion of investment and projects and they have a joint committee where they are looking at various economic projects they can stand up -- 1.5 billion is for new projects in the sinai, where egypt has been fighting islamic insurgency for two or three years now. so it's -- it is getting down to projects and away from just pouring money into the central bank of egypt.
>> if sisi's tenure is going to be compromised, or if he is going to end up politically on thin ice, how might that happen? >> well, i think what people are most worried about. i was there in december, and what people are most worried about is the reforms that egypt has to undertake, involves cutting their support for energy subsidies, and food subsidies, and also devaluing the pound, which creates inflation. so the kind of reform -- many of the reform measures that they know they have to make are politically risky. and i think what people are worried about is that at some point the egyptian people will say this is -- life is too expensive. they will have food riots, as they call them. as they had in 1977, and this
will then put pressure on sisi to step down and have another military person take over or somebody else take over; that if he can't prove his ability to -- to govern the economy, then this is going to have serious political fallout. >> okay. >> on the streets as well. >> we'll keep an eye on that one. thank you very much. egyptian police and prosecutors have rived in rome to discuss the brutal killing of a italian student two months ago. italy has been critical of the egyptian investigation which blamed criminals for the murder. >> reporter: behind me in rome's police academy, the egypt yandle gags has been meeting with italian prosecutors to discuss details surrounding the murder
of the student, the italianing student who was found murdered in a ditch just outside of cairo. in that meeting there has been a doe see yay of 200 pages. it is a case which has aroused a lot of emotion here in italy, the case of an italian student who was just conducting his studies and found murdered there. and the italian people in turn have been exerting more pressure on the italian government to do something abouting finding out the truth behind this murder. now italians have been extremely angered about how the egyptian authorities have dealt with the investigation so far, the misinformation, the different stories that have been told, and also the italian prosecution
when they conducted their own investigations in cairo, discovered their own very different sides to the story, but what is happening here is that due to that pressure, the italian government now seems to be now exerting more pressure and taking a more decisive stance to the egyptian government saying there would be repercussions if there wasn't an attempt to try to find out the truth behind this case. also the prime minister said that the italian people were owed the truth as to what really happened to the student. now to brazil where the push to have congress impeach the president has found new support. the head of a congressional committee has reck mepgded a vote on her future should go ahead. they say the case against rousseff is legally admissible.
our correspondent now from buenos aires. >> reporter: for many in brazil wednesday's events put dilma rousseff closer to being impeached. the spokesperson that is carrying out the investigation on this process, says there is enough evidence that an impeachable crime has been committed, but it's up to the senate for a vote. he is a member of the opposition and many are saying that this mrengd a decision that he has given could be tainted by his own opinion about the government. the document will be presented on the coming monday, and if it passes, it moves to a full-house vote, and then if that happens it is going towards the senate, and that's when the impeachment process begins, and that's when she could be suspended from her petition.
a judge from the supreme court is saying that the vice president should also be impeached from -- for the same crime that dilma rousseff is, so that's how complicated the situation is in brazil. there's recession and economic crisis. dilma rousseff has lost key political allies, so many are saying her chances of being impeached are increasing every day. more than 10,000 war veterans are meeting with robert mcgauby. haru ma tau saw now. >> reporter: these war veterans wanted to hold a rally, but police would not let them. they are concerned the president is being manipulated by people close to him who want to take over. >> translator: what do you want to achieve? do you want to destroy what we have fought for? we want to know why are you
treating us like dogs? >> reporter: shortly after riot police dispersed the veterans, the president spoke on national television. >> [ inaudible ] or at least they had this water from the cannons down their bodies. [ inaudible ] and their eyes. we agree that they suffered this. >> reporter: the war veterans had been a powerful and sometimes dangerous lobby group. they lead the land-reform program, where commercial farms were seized from white owners and given to blacks. the president is patron of the war veterans and it is believed it is a battle for influence. >> it's a battle of roles, and
essentially perhaps they want to read the riot act to them, but the war veterans are trying to say we'll defend our space. >> reporter: the president has agreed to meet the war veterans on thursday. there is a lot of speculation on how much influence his wife has over him. the war veterans worry he is being mislead by several people, including his wife, who is nearly 40 years younger than him. it is also alleged that she leads another party. some analysts say he has managed to stay in power partly because the war veterans have protected them. which means you have to convince the former freedom fighters that he is still capable of making his own decisions. still to come here on al
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bollywood films are causing something of a row in pakistan. a group of film producers and distributors filed a motion in the high court. they want the government to ban the films from india, which they say hurt local productions. >> reporter: in recent years going to the cinema has become more popular across pakistan. four years ago, there were only 12 screens here, now there are 32. one of the reasons for the expansion is pakistan allowing bollywood films from india to be screened. this is the director of a cinema here, he says the popularity of bollywood means better-quality films and enhanced moving-watching experience. >> translator: there is a need for these films. if these films come here, it will go back to a niche industry. >> reporter: but a group wants to change that.
it has asked the city's high court to ban indian films. >> translator: the government says that pakistani cinema is growing, but the industry is only growing in middle class areas, and the middle class don't watch pakistani media. >> reporter: distributors say thorn films are a threat to local productions. in pakistan the studios and houses are often owned by the same company who use the profits to fund new films. in cinema's like these, that will suffer. they will simply close down because they don't have enough money to make the films that people here want to watch. once again in pakistan as with so much, it's a question of the traditional versus the modern. traditionally the pakistani film industry has specialized in making low-budget films. to compete with bollywood,
budgets have gotten bigger and tickets more expensive. >> translator: [ inaudible ] are better for family and cheaper than big cinemas. those cinemas are too far away and more expensive. >> reporter: but across town it is another story. ? >> translator: indian films are necessary. they are stories, technology, sound effects, pakistani films don't have that. >> reporter: it's clear the film industry is changing producers and movie goers alike are divided on whether that is a good thing. time for sport with andy. >> thank you. jordan spieth has begun the defense of his master's title. last year he equalled tiger wood's record of 18 under par. right now he's 2 under after 6
hold. jason day has yet to tee off. world number 3 is in the dpa's final group, this is the only major he has yet to win. and he says he is fighting hard to keep up with spieth and day. >> i'm clinging on at the minute, and a few wins will change that, but it's -- you know, yeah, of course it is motivating. you don't want to see guys beating cow. and you want to be the best so you want to go out there and win tournaments and try as hard as you can. but i feel like i'm close. after two days of champions league quarter finals the focus shifts to the europa league.
the return in liverpool of this man. he won two german titles. also took them to a champions league final. they are second in the league, five points behind bayern munich. >> i prepare my team, that's why i'm here on the place i had a wonderful time. but it's better to be here than i don't know, north korea or something. [ laughter ] >> and so i feel pretty good, and it's a big -- it's a big game, and -- yeah. and my team is involved. that's cool. >> i'm 100% sure that nobody forgot this time and forgets about him, and it's not necessary to forget it, and to put it aside, and so i think it will be a very, very warm welcome. another german club made quite an impact, they beat
ten-time champions real madrid 2-0. scoring two goals in seven minutes. real's coach thinks his team can turn it around. >> translator: i think we should talk about the first half of the match, because in the second half we played a bit better. the only thing we need to do now is stay relaxed. it isn't going to make me crazy, but we are feeling hurt now, because winning is always painful. >> one brazilian footballer had a rather interesting night out. the 19 year old opening the scoring here against argentina. he went on to add a second goal just before halftime. in that gave his side a 2-1 lead. and he looked pretty pleased. but his one-man performance
continued after the break in a rather different manner. here he is kicking at an opponent. the world anti-doping agency has given kenyan an additional month. and ethiopia has been told they need to test up to 200 athletes by november, or face a ban. >> translator: we learned recently that private clinics and hospitals are giving glucose to athletes which is forbidden, and they have also been prescribed another forbidden medicine. oringations are found to allocate some of their budgets for this cause. pacquiao is aiming to win a place in the philippine senate in up coming elections.
the highly rated bradley has beaten 12 world champions. >> i experienced the sleep in the street with no food, sometimes i'm hungry. we don't have food. i just drink water to survive, and that's my life, how god transformed my life into this level of life. that's why i'm thankful to god for everything he gave to me. >> this is about a legacy for me. getting a third crack at it. i'm ready. and if i'm going to win this fight, it's now. it's now. i'm ready for everything. more than any -- any other fight that i have ever been in. the edmonton oilers have said good-bye to their home of the last 40 years. playing their last game at rexall place. edmonton have missed out on the playoffs, but ahead to their
move to a new arena, beating the canucks 6-2. and we have been following the progress of a female snooker player who was hoping to qualify for the men's world championship. the hong kong player has failed in her bid. she has been knocked out of the qualifiers, losing 10-1 in her first-round match. okay. that is how your sport is looking for you, ter. >> andy thank you very much. many people consider junk yards to be an eye sore, but in the u.s. state of georgia one family-owned business is changing all of that. old car city is gaining a global reputation. visitors come from all over the place to see the graveyard that deals in memories, not spare parts. here is andy gallagher. >> reporter: for more than 80 years it has been the final
resting place for cars that are no longer wanted. as these woods began to fill with rusting heaps of metal, the reputation of old car city grew. the owner played amongst the wrecks as a child. now he says it's the visitors who take away the best memories. >> that's what i heard more than anything. amazing. and i'll be back. and some people stay for two, three, and four days. i'm making a lot of smiles across the world. >> reporter: even pouring rain can't keep photographers away. i was advice given long ago which a stranger with a camera who ensured the survival of this wonderland in the woodings. >> he has a camera with him, he comes back and said i took some incredible photographs, you should start charging people to take photographs. and my dad's reply was, great,
i'll start with you. how much would you like to pay? >> reporter: unlike many junk yards across the u.s., old car city is prospering. there are more than 4,000 classic american cars here. but it's its accessibility. a simple invitation to watchman made machines being taken back to nature. now more of a museum than a junk yard, a distinction that inspired family friend fast eddie mcdaniel to give this place its own theme song. ♪ old car city usa >> andy gallagher, al jazeera, old car city, georgia. ♪ about 2,000 from l.a. >> lauren in london is next. all right.
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